Veterans Memorial Park Committee


The Veterans Memorial Park Committee is comprised of eight members. The Committee consists of veterans, at-large members, Councilmembers, and City staff members.

Current Members and Terms


Name Term Began Term Ends
Rick Manchester March 2016 December 2018
Karen Ballinger March 2016 December 2018
William "Bill" Sheets January 2017 December 2017
Kelly Hammond March 2016 December 2017
Jackie Lee March 2016 December 2017
Warren Cheney January 2017 December 2017
Diane Russell March 2016
December 2018
Sharon Reed Smith March 2016 December 2017


This is an advisory committee responsible for making recommendations to the City Council as it relates to managing the park. In addition, they coordinate national and local events, including the Memorial Day Ceremony.